A Thursday night auto accident resulted in one fatality and one person injured in St. Louis. According to authorities, 50-year-old Wayne Harris was operating a Ford F350 on Grand traveling north when he struck a GMC Sierra. The collision occurred at 6:45 p.m. near Natural Bridge. The GMC was stopped at a red light when Harris struck the back of the vehicle. After the impact, the Ford struck a tree and then collided with a utility pole. Tragically, Harris was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and the driver of the GMC, a 33-year-old male, suffered minor injuries. The St. Louis Police Department is investigating the crash.
Auto accidents occur thousands of times a year involving numerous factors and circumstances. One of the most common causes of rear-end collisions is that of inattentive or distracted driving. Drivers often become complacent while operating a vehicle and can cause an auto accident that causes harm to themselves and others. Drivers that use their cell phones, eat, operate GPS devices, and engage with passengers can become distracted which is another leading cause of auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been the victim of reckless or negligent driving, you have the right to consult a legal expert regarding your accident.
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